When? Sunday 2:00p Where? Meet at Boggy Draw trailhead, training ride will start around 2:30p after a few practice laps and warm-up (please no cars parked on the side of the road next to the course) What? Rugged cyclocross course. perfect for mountain or cross bikes. Plan on 8 laps to make it 45min-1hour Why? No fees, no prizes, just bragging rights, and some great early season training Also, Dolores River Brewery opens at 4:00p, we should be heading down the hill about that time.Read More
You best register if you want in. There is no day of race registration for this years race. It is the oldest race in the states that is still running and there is a good reason for that. The course has been roosted by John Tomac, Greg Herbold, Ruthie Mathes, Shonny VanLandingham, Sarah Tescher, and many other superstars of atb history. Be he next. Register here.Read More
Fort Lewis College will be hosting a conference mountain bike race this weekend. The amazing coach Dave Hagen has done some tweaking to the schedule to make it spectator sweet. Saturday is the downhill out at the Log Chutes Trail, then the Short Track is up on campus at the Factory Trails. Later that day the Dual Slalom qualifiers will be run on the new and super improved Chapman Hill MX course, designed by Tommy T. Sunday morning will be the Dual Finals and at the same time the XC will get underway, with the course being a 5 mile circuit all on the Fort Lewis Campus. Its going to be sweet. Check here for more.Read More
Please join us for the DWC Club Championships Awards Party on Thursday, Oct 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Carvers. It is important for all members to attend since we will pass out a questionnaire about next year.
The Club Championship winners are:
Mens A Ned Overend, Mens B+ Spencer Compton, Mens 40+ Jon Delacey, Mens B Eric Burris, Mens C Brandon McNellis, Mens 60+ Richard Bagienski, Womens B Rebecca Kauffman, Womens C Tracy Bedard
Winners in each category will receive a DWC Championship jersey. We will also thank all of the volunteers who made the Championships possible.Read More
“I did a race a couple of weeks ago in which I skied 10 K, mountain biked 40K, Kayak 12 K, and ran 16K. It just about killed me, but I got second. I won a Gortex jacket which was perfect as it has replaced the one that was stolen from the house. I took Jack skiing the next day and fell asleep laying down with my skis on in the snow as he ate his Choripan and Alfajor. Wasted.” DEVO founder Sarah Tescher
Sarah has been in Argentina this year exploring the country with her family. She is due back in Durango after the new year.Read More
The athletes and coaches of Durango DEVO would like to thank all Schwag-Fest 2008 product suppliers. Schwag-Fest is an event that takes place at each DEVO team race the night after the cross country race. Left over cycling clothing and related items are passed out in a manner that closely resembles a mother bird feeding her baby birds a worm, with them all squawking at once, each wanting a bite of the worm. If there is a discrepancy in who should receive the item, group dynamics take over and a recipient is named. The event is open to all parents, athletes, and coaches who take part in the camping, condo or team dinner action. Local superstars Travis Brown, Kristen Johnson, Mountain Bike Specialists, Matt Phillips, Kricket Lewis, Chad Cheeney, Anthony Colby, Chris Wherry, Matt Shriver, Elke Brutsaert, Greg Herbold, Todd Wells, Jon Bailey, Dan Bowman and Shonny VanLandingham have all contributed stuff to the young athletes.
“All it took was once.” said coach Anne after athlete Avra took a wrong turn on the obstacle course and ended up covered in bark chips. Lucky for the team, the chips were not of the same local as the infamous quick bark chips which have been known to pull young children into the depths in a mere hour or two. Several teammates were on hand for the rescue and had this to say, ” that was soooo weird,” and “it was like…sooo weird.” DEVO is currently looking into whether or not obstacle courses are safe to do.
The cross country highlights are; April 11-12 in Fruita, May 2-3 in Nathrop, May 23-25 USA Cup in Angel Fire, July 16-19 USA National Champs in Sol Vista, CO, and Sept 4-6 in Breckenridge. Now those there listed are on the National Calendar, and what exactly that means, we do not know. The Mountain States Cup Schedule has yet to be officially released.
Proposed US Cup 2009
March 21-22: Fontana National – Fontana, California
April 4-5: Nova Classic, Fountain Hills, Arizona
April 16-17: Sea Otter Classic, Laguna Seca, California
April 25-26: Santa Ynez Cup, Los Olivos, California
May 24-25: Chile Challenge, Angel Fire, New Mexico
June 27-28: Windham Cup, Windham, New York August 8-9: Snow Shootout, Mount Snow, Vermont
The USA Cup seems to be a new title for the NMBS series races, but we’ll see. Looks like the air freight company Sho-Air is going to throw down some cash for the pro circuit this year. These may be rumors. The downhill highlights are; May 2-3 in Nathrop adding a DH and super d!, June 13-14 is Crested Butte and 27-28 is Snowmass.Read More
Kids stuff for 2009 is really unchanged. There are not a lot of clothing companies to choose from and the bikes are not really progressing that much. The best kids clothing has to be Primal Wear as they have a solid range of sizes for girls and boys. Still no sweet kids baggies. They might be out there, but for now, go with REI. Kids bikes need just a couple more improvements in the industry standard and then everything will be great; 1. get rid of the bad suspension forks and go rigid, kids can still learn to avoid the bumps, 2. make brake levers that fit their hands, 3. don’t even think about clipless pedals, they need to learn how to pedal while they can still learn. and 4. start making a decent wheel set for kids. Its like pedaling around a motorcycle for us adults. The best kids bikes we touched at the show were from Trek, Jamis and Specialized. Go get em!Read More